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We are planning to develop an application for fire department use. It has to run on the desktop and have very high (99.5%) uptime. We have had problems with some of our Applet applications when the organization pushes new JRE updates. Are Java applications suseptible to the same problems?
I would like to say "no", because Java is supposed to be backward compatible.... However, with many many years of experience, I am still amazed with the ridiculous subtle issues that sometimes arise when anything get upgraded.
So, it would be a really good idea to test it first.
Dave Manley wrote:Are Java applications suseptible to the same problems?
Just in case my response is too subtle... Yes. All applications are susceptible to problems caused by upgrades -- including Java applications.